New to KIN

Have you been admitted to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program for September? Then you have come to the right spot to find all the information that you need to start your journey with us here in the School of Kinesiology at UBC!


First-Year Registration Info Session:

All new incoming first-year students will be invited to attend this session, with the choice of Tuesday, June 6th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST or Saturday, June 10th from 10:00am – 11:30am PST. Please keep an eye on your inbox and make sure you are able to receive emails from for when we provide further updates.

Transfer Student Registration Info Session:

If you are a new student who is transferring into the KIN program for September, you will be invited to attend this session, with a choice of Wednesday, June 7th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm PST or Saturday, June 10th from 1:30pm – 3:00pm PST. Please keep an eye on your inbox and make sure you are able to receive emails from for when we provide further updates.

In the meantime, you can watch the First-Year Registration Video to get prepared!

Getting Settled

Before you get to UBC it’s important to start thinking about financial planning and housing options. University can be expensive, and it’s important to have a solid plan in place for managing your finances and finding a place to live.

Accepting your offerInternational students:
Applying for a Study Permit
Financial planningHousing

Academic Planning

Your first step to course selection will be attending a registration webinar.

All newly admitted students will be invited to registration webinars in early June. These interactive sessions will focus on BKIN degree requirements and course planning tips for both first-year students coming to UBC from high school and transfer students coming from other post-secondary colleges or universities.

If you are coming to UBC with any transfer credits, you may want to look into how your credits may apply to the BKIN degree by exploring the sections below.

If you are an International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), or A-Levels student coming in to KIN, you may be eligible to receive first-year university credit for your IB/AP/A-Levels courses.
See what credits you will receive
If UBC Admissions has received your documentation and granted you first-year credits, you should be able to see this on your SSC under Grades & Records > Transfer Credits.

If you are missing credits and they are not yet posted on your SSC, please contact UBC Admissions.

If you are a student who is transferring from a different post-secondary institution, transferring from a different faculty at UBC, or are entering as a second-degree student, you are eligible to apply a maximum of 60 transfer credits towards the 120 total credits required for your BKIN degree (within the requirements of your stream choice). Keep in mind that you should expect to complete a minimum of 60 credits while registered as a UBC KIN student, and may require more depending on stream requirements.

Registration Date & Time

You will be emailed with your assigned registration date & time about 2 weeks before your registration opens. You can also check your SSC regularly for up-to-date registration information.

You can find the general date range for when registration opens up for your year standing here:
Registration Dates

Watch the BKIN First-Year Registration Video

Learn the basics about registering for your first-year and course planning for your BKIN degree, including how to make a Worklist - a rough 'draft' of your course registration.

Transfer students: You can still watch the video for useful information on how to create a Worklist and prepare for registration on your SSC, so we encourage you to watch it, too!

Watch the video

Worklist Tip Sheet


We can't wait to get to know you at these exciting orientation events! <i>More events to be announced as they become available, but be sure to also keep an eye on your emails for more information.</i>

The first day of classes is replaced with Imagine UBC. The entire UBC community comes together to welcome new students and celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. You’ll have a chance to make friends and meet our Director, professors, and senior students from the School.

Stay tuned for updates on how this event will take place on Tuesday, September 5th! No registration required, but do keep an eye on your emails for more information.

Gaining Experience

Getting involved in our community and gaining experience can be just as important as your academics to get the most out of your undergraduate degree.

Whether you get involved in orientations, student government, outreach, committees or other on-campus programs, there are tons of opportunities to become a stronger and more effective leader while making a positive impact on the lives of others at UBC and beyond.

The KUS stands for the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society. In other words, it includes all Kinesiology Undergraduate students plus the KUS Executive team that works to represent all Kinesiology students as a whole.

Find out about upcoming events and student services, or apply for a volunteer student leadership position.

Both programs provide unique experiential learning opportunities to engage the next generation of leaders in Kinesiology, and rich experiential physical activity environments to engage local communities and specialized populations. Driven by evidence-based practices and supported through the expertise of the School, programs range from positive sport and physical literacy development for children of all ages and abilities, to the prevention of chronic disease in middle age and older adults, to overall health and well-being promotion.

Lab Crawls are 90 minute events that introduce Kinesiology undergraduate students to the diverse range of research that is being conducted within the School. Tour up to three (3) labs, meet the professors, researchers, graduate students and lab assistants to find out about their work and interact with cutting-edge equipment and technologies in our field. Lab Crawls are also a great opportunity to find out about different ways you can get involved in research as a volunteer, participant and more.

A Kinesiology Research Forum is a 90 minute event designed to provide undergraduate students insight into the broad array of research being conducted within the School of Kinesiology. By connecting with faculty and research opportunities in all five Kinesiology streams (Neuromechanical; Psychology of Sport, Physical Activity & Health; Socio-Cultural Studies; Systems Biology, Exercise & Health; Education for Physical Activity, Health, and Sport) you can expand your learning community, gain exposure to ground breaking research and find out about different ways you can get KINvolved and KINnected with research.

The KIN Career Fair is a one day event in January featuring a variety of employers, designed connect students with prospective employers, alumni and graduate schools to explore job and career opportunities.

First Steps

Here are some key resources that may help you get started.

  • New to UBC - guide and checklist on all the important things for your start on the UBC journey
  • Keep Learning - getting prepared for any online learning
  • Guide to Canvas - learn more about your online portal for courses
  • Textbooks - find information about getting the textbooks required for your courses
  • UBCcard - get your digital/physical card to serve as your identification during exams, as well as to get UBC Library privileges, Food Services' dining convenience and discounts, access to facilities, and more!
  • UBC Student Email Setup - how to set up your own individual UBC student email
  • KIN Course Outlines - see if your course outline has already been updated for Term 1 (you will eventually receive these and more details on your Canvas course portals as they become available at the start of term, as well)
  • UBC IT - in case you experience any technical difficulties with your CWL (Campus Wide Login), connecting to VPN, etc.

Support & Resources

Wondering what is available to you as a UBC KIN student? Here are some quick additional links to valuable support systems and resources.

Enrolment & Finance

Enrolment ServicesPaying TuitionTuition Refund Date DeadlinesFirst-Year Costs & CalculatorStudent LoansScholarships, Awards & Prizes

Academic Support

KIN Advising OfficeUBC Academic SupportCentre for Accessibility

Career Development

Career PathsKIN Mentorship ProgramKIN Job & Volunteer OpportunitiesCentre for Student Involvement & Careers (CSIC)KIN Research

Getting Involved

KIN Outreach: Active KidsKIN Outreach: BodyWorksKUS (KIN Undergraduate Society)UBC ClubsSports & RecreationCentre for Community Engaged LearningInternational Experiences & Go Global / Exchange

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing ResourcesWellness CentreCounselling ServicesMental health resources during COVID-19

Indigenous Student Resources

Indigenous PortalAwards for Aboriginal StudentsFirst Nations LonghouseX̱wi7x̱wa Libraryxʷc̓ic̓əsəm: Indigenous Health Research and Education GardenIndian Residential School History and Dialogue CentreUndergraduate Aboriginal Student Handbook 2020

International Student Resources

International Student GuidePrepare to ArriveAdjusting to Life in Canada

Practical Resources

Dates & DeadlinesGuide to using CanvasPreparing to learn onlineGetting Your UBCcardMap & WayfindingVirtual Campus TourTransportationAccessibility at UBCPlaces to StudyPlaces to EatUBC Canvas